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My husband and I decided to sell our acreage because we have driven 100,000 km over the past 12 months and I am finding our children are becoming more and more dependent upon us for transportation. The straw that broke the proverbial camel's back was when my 15 year old son needed a drive to get his hair cut. Unfortunately the closest place to get a haircut is 10 km away. The nearest bus is 4 km away and the bus does not have a bike rack. So I drove a 20 km round trip to get a haircut for my son since the errand couldn't be combined with any other errand that week. (He was going for a job interview the next day, he could bike to that).
During the past couple of weeks, I have been getting more than my fill of painting and prepping the house. The realtor gave us the services of a house stager. Stagers come in and make your house presentable for selling. We had to take out garbage cans, food on counters (fruit bowls), personal photographs, we had to put up matching towels in the baths, take out rugs and rearrange the furniture. It looks like a hotel now, it has been tough on the kids. Hopefully, we will sell soon and be able to live in our house.
The farmers market in our neighborhood has been a great source of food this summer. They have bison, elk, free ranger monster chickens and great fruits and vegetables.
I bought a free ranger roasting chicken last weekend that looked more like a turkey. I used the beer can method on the bar-b-q with some paprika and salt. The chicken was soft and juicy and we even had leftovers for lunch the next day.